Kaliopate Tavola asks if a 'stable regional order’ as envisioned by Australia and New Zealand is being achieved at a time when their inclusion in Pacific regional architecture is being questioned.
In this second of a two-part blog, Kalafi Moala continues the discussion on the growing international movement of Pacific workers going overseas and its benefits for local and foreign economies.
Frida Bani-Sam considers the case for promoting debate in secondary schools in the Pacific region, arguing that in the long run, debating can lead to consensus decision-making which is at the heart of Pacific culture.
As Pacific nations find themselves accused on various international watch lists, Giff Johnson explores the tension between the cultural approach of keeping disputes or problems muted and its use at the political level to avoid dealing with necessary issues.
In this first of a two-part blog, Kalafi Moala crunches the numbers around labor mobility and its growing benefits to Pacific island nations through the RSE and SWP initiatives.
The new development agenda contains a number of transformative elements to deliver a much needed paradigm shift in how we go about the business of development. But much will hinge on how it is implemented, writes Derek Brien.